Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Sweet kuzhipaniyaram / Banana kuzhipaniyaram

Kuzhipaniyaram is a traditional south indian snack variety. This can either be made sweet or spicy.  Here what I have given is the sweet version! It is known by many names Unniappam (malayalam), Guntha Ponganalu (Telugu).


Ingredients

Wheat flour – ½ cup
Maida – ½ cup
Rice flour – ¼ cup
Ripped Bananas – 3 medium sized
Cardamom powder – ½ tsp
Dry ginger powder – ¾ tsp (optional)
Cashew nuts – 5 to 6 (broken)
Baking soda – a pinch
Salt – a pinch
Jaggery  - ¾ cup
Water –  (to  prepare batter)

Directions

In a pan, mix jaggery and water and  boil till the jaggery melts and filter to remove impurities if any. Keep aside. 

In a separate pan, mash the bananas; start adding all the ingredients except jaggery syrup and water. 

Pour filtered jaggery syrup  over the flour and banana mixture to prepare a batter (the batter should be in semi thick consistency like dosa batter). 

Add water if necessary.  Heat the kuzhipaniyaram pan; add 1 to 2 tsp oil or ghee into each hole.


Pour the batter in each hole and allow to cook in the medium flame. Turn on the otherside using a tooth pick or a stick.  Allow to cook till both sides turn golden brown colour. Serve hot. 

Note:

If you don’t have kuzhipaniyaram pan just deep fry . 

Heat oil in a pan, drop spoonfuls of batter in the oil and fry till it gets golden brown and crisp (cook this in medium flame).  

Remove from oil and place on a tissue to drain out the excess oil.  Serve hot. 

8 comments:

  1. i love these banana bajjis love them with tea, yum

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  2. One of my most favorites dear..Looks so perfect :) Can I grab a few?

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  3. Very interesting and delicious recipe...would like to try this, thanks for sharing!

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  4. Delicious snack....Love them as evening snack..

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  5. Lovely snack.. Want them now
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  6. One of my favourite appams.Looks delicious

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  7. Honestly, I didn't know that paniyaram and unniyappam are the same. Thanks for the info

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  8. My favorite one :)

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